Director of Kirov Unitary Enterprise sentenced to 8.5 years for bribery
The Kirov District Court has sentenced ex-Director of Obsluzhivanie meditsinskogo transporta ('Medical transport maintenance') Regional Unitary Enterprise Vladimir Mamaev to 8.5 years in prison and a fine of 3 million rubles for allegedly accepting a bribe of 1.5 million rubles.
Mamaev will serve his sentence in a penal colony. The regional prosecutor's office reported that the official was caught red-handed when taking a bribe.
Investigation into the case was completed at the end of last year. In late November, a decree on liquidation of the Kirov Regional State Unitary Enterprise was signed. In a recent interview with the regional press, Head of the Department for Supervision over the Implementation of Legislation on Combating Corruption of the Kirov region prosecutor's office Pavel Matantsev noted that it is one of the three cases on bribery in the region for 2016.
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